Already, we’ve announced three cracking matches as part of the inaugural Melbourne City Invitational qualifying round, which will take place on night one of our Sixth Anniversary Extravaganza double header, live at the MCW Arena in Essendon on October 7 and 8. So far, we’ve announced former Progress Wrestling Champion Marty Scurll vs. Slex, former MCW Intercommonwealth Champion Adam Brooks vs. Lochy Hendricks, and Josh ‘The Axe’ Shooter vs. ‘The Jurassic Punk’ Syd Parker.
Our final match in the four first round bouts taking place on night one is going to continue this chain of independent wrestling excellence, as for the first time in just over three years, we will witness the return of ‘Australian Suicide’ Ryan Rollins, as he takes on the hybrid powerhouse Mark Davis, in a battle between two more athletes who both have experience on the world stage.
Since making his debut in 2007, Mark Davis has been one of the quiet achievers of independent wrestling in Australia. He is a former PWA Heavyweight Champion (in NSW), and a former NWA AWA Heavyweight Champion in his home state of Queensland. In 2008, Davis caught the eye of international wrestler Chris Hero, which led to a brief stint with Pro Wrestling Guerrilla in the United States (competing against the likes of current WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins, no less).
Whilst his original appearance and Glee inspired entrance theme may lead first time fans to view him as a comedy wrestler, Mark Davis is anything but, as you can see from this highlight package. He has competed with, and defeated many of Australia’s very best professional wrestlers, and his style combines a mix of raw power and strength, mixed with a lucha libre based agility that very few can match…
…which is just as well, as his opponent is a current member of Triple A, arguably the biggest professional wrestling promotion in Mexico today. Of course, we’re talking about ‘Australian Suicide’ Ryan Rollins. In 2013, the flamboyant and arrogant Rollins left Australia with the hopes of achieving his dreams on a worldwide scale, and upon arriving in Mexico, he quickly ditched the attitude to become a fan favourite. Originally teaming with Angelico and Jack Evans, it wasn’t long before Australian Suicide began a career on his own, competing alongside the likes of Pentagon Jr (highlights here), Drago and Fenix, who many fans will recognise from the hit TV show, Lucha Underground.
In recent times, Australian Suicide has been at war with Perro Del Mal’s Daga, stemming from a victory at AAA’s biggest event of the year, Triplemania. The two are on track for a Mask vs Hair match at ‘Heroes Immortales X’, which takes place the week prior to MCW’s Sixth Anniversary Extravaganza. Should he lose his mask, will we see the return of the Ryan Rollins we all previously loved to hate? Or will this be a homecoming for one of MCW’s greatest exports?
Tickets for this massive double header event are on sale now, with tickets selling fast online. We will also have tickets available at the venue for both nights.
MCW Sixth Anniversay Extravaganza
Friday 7th & Saturday 8th October
The MCW Arena – Essendon Ukrainian Hall
11 Russell St (Opposite Essendon Station)
Doors 6:30pm. Show 7:30pm.